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Thu Feb 26, 2015

Sauced: Butcher BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce

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Butcher BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Butcher BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$5.00 for 18oz at Butcher BBQ
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Granulated Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Worcestershire Sauce, Hydrogenized Vegetable Protein, Spice Blend, Mustard Flour, Salt, Black Pepper, Ground Red Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Ground Allspice, Sodium Benzoate
Color
Dark Brown
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A sweet molasses sauce on the surface has a whole lot more going on under the hood with a plethora of spices that give a unique and delicious flavor profile.

Thu Feb 12, 2015

Sauced: Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Sauce

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Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Sauce
Cost
$5.49 for 15oz at the Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Water, Vinegar, Ketchup, Shortening, Spices, Louisiana Hot Sauce
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
210
out of 10
Take a Pass
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A flavor of mainly watered down vinegar with a little spice leaves Cooper's struggling for relevancy and a good use at home, even if it works well in the restaurant.

Thu Jan 29, 2015

Sauced: Memphis Barbecue Co. Spicy BBQ Sauce

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Memphis Barbecue Co. Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Memphis Barbecue Co. Spicy BBQ Sauce
Cost
$6.50 for 16oz at Memphis BBQ Co.
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Tomato Paste, Sugar, Prepared Mustard, Spices, Salt, Distilled Vinegar, Monosodium Glutamate, Paprika, Dehydrated Onion, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Refine Soybean Oil, Natural Char Flavor, Spice Extractive, and Oleoresin Paprika
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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A smoky, earthy spice defines this sauce, whose immense heat strikes a nice balance with sweetness after being grilled.

Thu Jan 15, 2015

Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Sweet 'n Sticky Molasses Barbecue Sauce

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Garland Jack Sweet 'n Sticky Molasses

Sauce Stats

Name
Garland Jack's Secret Six Sweet 'n Sticky Molasses Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Molasses, Vinegar, Contains Less Than 2% Of Modified Food Starch, Salt, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Dried Onions, Mustard Flour, Spice, Potassium Sorbate, Dried Garlic
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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The heavy hand of molasses dominates this sweet and smoky sauce that has a light vinegar tang.

Thu Jan 1, 2015

Sauced: Three Little Pigs BBQ Sauce

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Three Little Pigs BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Three Little Pigs BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.49 for 19.5oz The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Ketchup, Molasses, Sugar, Cayenne Pepper Mash, Brown Sugar, Vinegar, Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Natural Smoke Flavor
Color
Mahogany
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

Three Little Pigs delivers on all the barbecue flavors you'd expect—tomato, sugar, molasses, and vinegar—in a balance that makes it unique, but not overly challenging.